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528i cigar lighter cover stuck closed

The cigar lighter (cover) in the front console is stuck closed. I can't see what's keeping it from popping up normally. I can push the cover down about a 1/4" to the point where it should spring open, but that's where it sticks. Has the lighter somehow gotten misaligned and is holding the mechanism from springing up? I tried to gently pry it open, but no luck. I don't use it to smoke, but occasionally use it to plug in my phone charger. Any suggestions on how to get it to pop back up?


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You need to poke the cigarette lighter back towards the engine. Approx 1-2mm.
I did this with a pin. popped open all good. Once open the lighter needs to be pushed in 1-2mm , then it will work as it should.
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